apneustic breathing


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ap·neus·tic breath·ing

pauses in the respiratory cycle at full inspiration, caused by damage of the respiratory control centers in the more caudal pons.

ap·neus·tic breath·ing

(ap-nūstik brēdhing)
Gaps in the respiratory cycle at full inspiration, caused by damage of the respiratory control centers in the more caudal pons.

apneustic breathing

Prolonged breath-holding occurring during inspiration or, less often, during expiration and followed by rapid breathing. This phenomenon is caused by brainstem damage in the PONS.

ap·neus·tic breath·ing

(ap-nūstik brēdhing)
Pauses in respiratory cycle at full inspiration, caused by damage to respiratory control centers in the more caudal pons.